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3 years ago

A free library of “crowd sourced” electronics repair instructions, with a database of more than 100,000 step-by-step guides for common problems with over a million unique parts.

713
3 years ago

A startup that’s building a crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs. The company is working with the Stars Foundation, which helps invest in startups in developing countries, to create an online platform to help entrepreneurs raise funds.

287
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform specifically for beginner producers and small businesses.

275
2 years ago

They’re building an app for crowdfunding microloans to SMEs in India.

239
1 month ago

A video game studio that uses the latest artificial intelligence techniques to turn crowd-sourced video into a game.

235
2 years ago

A platform that allows users to create digital, social, and physical products by sending messages to a group of people in a bid to crowdsource their ideas or get feedback.

224
2 years ago

A new way to crowdsource ideas for new products, with the goal of helping fledgling startups get ideas for new products off the ground. The startup is building a platform for companies to crowdsource ideas in exchange for equity.

219
2 years ago

Wheelchair-mounted fans to cool you down while you’re sitting in a wheelchair. The startup is among the first contestants into a new category for Kickstarter called “Mobility” that the company says is meant to help bring people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to take part in crowdfunding to the platform.

217
3 years ago

A crowdsourced employee handbook for startups in India.

214
1 month ago

A startup that uses social media to help governments solve various problems. It’s a crowdsourced problem-solving platform that allows citizens to solve problems with data, pictures, videos and text.

212
1 month ago

A tool that builds GPS-enabled maps with crowdsourced data

202
2 years ago

A startup that collects data on your phone and then turns it into a map of crowdsourced traffic conditions along major roads and highways.

200
2 years ago

A tool to help non-profits raise money with an online crowdfunding campaign

189
3 years ago

A consumer credit card that’s crowd-funded

176
3 years ago

This startup’s goal is to prevent ad fraud. It uses a combination of machine learning, data mining, and crowdsourcing to help companies like Amazon and Google detect fraudulent activity on their platforms.

173
3 years ago

A startup that helps people on crowd-funding platforms avoid scammers

171
3 years ago

A platform for crowd-sourcing job search and recruiting for companies.

170
2 years ago

A startup using crowd funding to raise money for a home automation platform.

169
2 years ago

A crowdsourced shopping website for Indian customers.

168
3 years ago

A startup that’s bringing equity crowdfunding to the US.

167
2 years ago

A platform that brings the benefits of crowdfunding to the traditional credit card industry.

165
3 years ago

A crowdfunded service that helps people get their photos on the TV screen with their voice.

164
1 year ago

A news app that leverages the power of a crowdsource. The app gives people the chance to help build a story by adding and aggregating information.

164
2 years ago

A platform for building mobile games that lets you generate data for your game via crowd-sourcing.

163
1 year ago

A startup for crowdfunding for nonprofits

161
1 year ago

A startup that uses AI to bring crowdsourced information to the public sector. It’s based in the UK and works with various governments and NGOs.

157
3 years ago

In-person job recruitment turned into a crowdsourced game.

156
3 years ago

A startup that aims to make it easier for people to spontaneously and collaboratively crowdsource ad hoc solutions to a wide variety of problems.

156
3 years ago

A startup that provides crowd-sourced human testing on new products and software. They have built an internal tool to help the company evaluate software and services that it wants to launch.

156
2 years ago

A California-based startup that makes a low-cost, low-power, solar powered charger for phones and other devices. It’s a rival to the crowd-funded Fission, which offers a similar product.

155
1 year ago

 A tool for managing crowdfunded products, focusing on the last mile of crowdfunding, helping scalability and distribution.

155
3 years ago

A marketing tool for crowdfunding platforms that helps founders and project managers track projects and keep track of fundraising progress.

154
1 month ago

A way to build maps with crowdsourced GPS data and then link them to the web.

154
3 years ago

A crowdsourced translation app that lets you leave a comment to help an Italian native translate an English text into Italian.

153
1 year ago

A crowdsourcing platform that offers rewards based on users performing routine tasks

152
3 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for artists and musicians looking to live off their art after record sales dry up.

151
2 years ago

This company is building a better way to help people get around crowded cities by providing real-time information on public transit options.

150
3 years ago

A startup that crowdsources legal advice by using “smart contracts”.

149
3 years ago

A crowdfunding platform that aims to help startups get their products to market.

149
3 years ago

A platform that helps writer’s sell their work, producing a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.

148
3 years ago

A platform for organizations, including universities and non-profits, to raise money through crowdfunding.

144
1 year ago

A startup that provides a visual dashboard of project health and progress. The startup uses AI to crowdsource 3,000 hours of data from 50,000 employees and then provides a visualization of the health of your project.

143
3 years ago

The startup is building a platform for allowing organizations to crowdsource ideas for products and services, and to get feedback from customers.

142
3 years ago

A platform for volunteer-powered projects that allows citizens to crowdsource solutions to local problems. It helps cities and nonprofits connect with volunteers to solve challenges like pollution, hunger, homelessness.

142
1 year ago

A platform for large-scale crowd-funding of startups.

142
3 years ago

Crowdvilla is a startup that lets you book room reservations online, for prices that are typically lower than a hotel's.

140
3 years ago

A startup that makes it easier to get funding from community sources, such as crowdfunding sites.

139
3 years ago

A crowdfunding platform that aims to help entrepreneurs pitch their projects on a more intimate level. It’s a tool to help founders speak directly to the crowd without the need for a large team of people. It’s currently in private beta.

139
3 years ago

A way to let people crowdsource their ideas (like Kickstarter) from the comfort of their home, where they can focus on the creative process without having to deal with logistics.

139
3 years ago

A company that offers “crowdsourced data” for “successful” products, like the iPad

138
3 years ago

A startup that provides a crowdsourced network of reviewers to deliver criticism and praise about neighborhood businesses Customers rate the businesses, and the app gives them a network of reviewers to consider

137
3 years ago

A startup that provides software for people who want to create crowdfunding campaigns for their own startup

136
3 years ago

A “Kiva for the world”, allowing investors to crowdfund for loans to entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

136
3 years ago

A crowdsourced platform for companies and individuals to network and find leads.

135
3 years ago

A crowd-funded project to bring the benefits of underfloor heating and cooling to the underdeveloped world. The startup’s founders came up with the concept for a client-focused project as a way to combine the technology with other humanitarian efforts.

135
3 years ago

A startup that offers a platform for building micro-communities online. The company wants to bring the community dynamic of crowdfunding to communities in which people have a shared interest.

135
2 years ago

A new startup that aims to fund, develop and launch new startups through a crowdfunding platform.

135
3 years ago

Crowdsourced reports that help companies assess the capital needs of their startups in order to raise money from angel investors and venture capitalists.

134
3 years ago

A platform that lets people raise money for crowdfunding campaigns via their mobile phones.

134
3 years ago

A way to sell products with limited supply through Kickstarter and other crowdfunding websites.

134
3 years ago

A clean water startup that wants to help rural areas access their own clean water. The startup currently has a beta version of their product in the Amazon rain forest and plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for their water technology in 2021.

134
2 years ago

A platform that allows companies to crowdsource information and data. The startup has developed a platform to help companies integrate data from third-party sources.

134
1 month ago

A company that makes tiny speakers that play music through a smartphone. The company’s speakers are marketed as powerful enough to be used as a main speaker in a home, but can also be used to amplify the noise in a crowded space like a concert or a conference. The startup was founded in October 2017.

134
3 years ago

A mobile app that uses crowdsourced data and AI to improve real-time messaging on messaging apps. The startup has raised $6M in funding to date.

133
3 years ago

The company built a “crowd-sourced” platform to help people with their financial planning.

132
1 year ago

A stock photo agency that uses crowdsourced photos and visual effects to create photo-animation.

132
3 years ago

A startup that tries to make sense of the wisdom of the crowds to help people make their decisions

131
3 years ago

Helping small businesses create community-based, crowdsourced events that benefit all the attendees.

131
1 year ago

A location-based, trusted system for crowdsourcing translation and translation services

130
3 years ago

A crowdsourced security analyst team.

129
2 years ago

A web service that crowdsources customer feedback on products.

129
3 years ago

A platform that promises to help people manage their personal finances by combining the power of artificial intelligence with the power of crowd sourcing. The company wants to make the financial management process more efficient and accessible.

128
3 years ago

A startup that builds apps based on data from the real world. For example, the startup has a tool for data scientists to visualize the conversation of a crowd and see what words and concepts are trending, and a tool for the government to monitor traffic.

127
3 years ago

A crowdsourced research platform focused on helping companies understand their customers.

127
3 years ago

A startup to help people find a doctor with a doctor in their neighborhood. The San Francisco-based startup, which was launched in May, is a crowd-sourced network of doctors and patients that offers a list of doctors who accept Medicaid.

127
2 years ago

A tool that enables anyone to set up a crowdfunding campaign for their startup or product.

127
1 month ago

A company that provides an all-in-one, no-fuss way for small businesses to integrate a crowdfunding campaign.

126
3 years ago

A free digital interface for app developers, allowing them to create virtual machines for testing. It was crowdfunded by the company’s own customers.

125
1 year ago

 This company builds debt crowdsourcing platforms for lending companies. Borrowers can list their credit availability and a company can decide whether they’re a good fit for a loan.

125
3 years ago

A crowdfunded loans startup that helps credit unions offer small business loans to their members. It partners with Fiserv and its lending platform.

124
2 years ago

A startup to crowdsource direct marketing campaigns for companies.

124
2 years ago

A platform that enables people to crowdsource and “pay it forward” their expertise to help others

124
2 years ago

A startup formed by former partners of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

123
3 years ago

The company is interested in building a new type of crowdfunding platform for businesses and non-profits.

122
2 years ago

A software platform that allows users to crowdfund for products, service, or ideas.

121
4 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for startups, where investors can back a company they’ve found interesting.

121
3 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for equity-based projects

119
8 months ago

A company providing a platform for crowdfunding of events, from concerts and conferences to art shows, performances and classes.

119
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for healthcare startups. The company is pitching an app that helps prompt patients to schedule appointments and get lab results.

118
2 years ago

A new startup that wants to create a platform for the sharing of knowledge, data, and expertise in the global marketplace. The startup is also planning a crowdfunding campaign to help build out their platform.

116
3 years ago

A crowdfunding website with a different twist. Currently popular in the UK, the platform allows users to use online loans for funding instead of just credit cards.

115
2 years ago

A “crowd-sourced data science platform.”

115
2 years ago

A startup for running crowdfunding campaigns, granting donors access to exclusive perks and early access to the product.

114
2 years ago

A platform that helps people buy and sell single family homes. Currently focused on the UK. The company is using a combination of software and crowdsourced data to help buyers make smarter decisions.

114
1 year ago

A company that uses the power of crowdsourcing to provide business owners with quality labor at a fraction of the cost.

114
3 years ago

A “crowdsourced recommendation engine” that uses a model built on Yelp and other reviews to help people find apps and services that they might not necessarily know about.

113
2 years ago

A way for people to crowdsource their legal advice, getting online help from a group of attorneys.

113
2 years ago

A platform that helps business owners directly monetize their digital content. They’re using a crowdsourced model of community management to build the best content curation platform.

112
2 years ago

 A crowdsourced platform that will be used to crowdsource a variety of projects and tasks.

112
3 years ago

A platform that enables customers to rate and review their favorite stores. The startup uses a crowdsourced model to encourage customer feedback and use it to guide the company’s product development.

111
2 years ago

A crowdfunded fundraising platform for startups. The startup wants to help startups get better funding, and wants to do it by bringing together investors and startups.

111
2 years ago

The equity crowdfunding platform for startups, which is working on a financial services platform for small businesses.

110
1 year ago

A cloud-based platform that leverages crowdsourced content to improve translation services for businesses and organizations.

110
2 years ago

A startup for crowd-sourcing, developed by the founders of Yelp, to help providers compete for customers. It’s currently a beta app, but the founders say it will be available for businesses to use in the coming weeks. If it catches on, it could disrupt the way users find and book services by grouping a person’s needs in front of a provider that has been vetted by the community.

109
1 month ago

The idea behind Crowdcast is to leverage the crowd to fund the covering of physical assets, like the building of a new college library or the refurbishment of an old factory.

109
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for groceries, with a twist. The startup has built a technology that allows customers to scan the barcode of a product and order it for pickup at a grocery store, then pay via the platform.

108
8 months ago

A crowdsourced geo-tracking service for football games.

108
2 years ago

A startup that connects shoppers with crowdsourced personal shoppers. It has been acquired by Groupon.

107
2 years ago

A platform for crowd-sourcing ideas and designs, where users can create mockups of their idea and give it to others to vote on.

106
2 years ago

A startup that has built a visual, crowd-sourced map of the world’s nuclear weapons.

105
2 years ago

“A mobile app that helps people learn from the wisdom of the crowd to make better decisions and make more money.”

105
2 years ago

A phone app for sending automated text messages to people who are at an event. Great when a speaker gives an update to a crowd and they are lost for a moment, and also great for sending reminders about things like a doctor’s appointment.

104
2 years ago

A platform for crowdsourcing and combining data from different geographic sources.

104
2 years ago

A platform that makes it quick and easy for anyone to start a crowdfunding campaign.

104
1 year ago

A startup that’s developing an app that allows users to crowdsource design work in real time. As the company says, “the platform is set up in a way that allows site visitors to create a profile, to rate designs, and to leave feedback on the designs of other site visitors. The power of the platform comes from the fact that it’s powered by a community of designers that are incentivized to be helpful.”

104
8 months ago

An innovative way to help companies launch a crowdfunding campaign.

104
8 months ago

A tour guide app that aims to reduce lag time and provide a more accurate travel experience by crowdsourcing a network of people already on the ground to answer questions and provide tips en route.

103
2 years ago

This startup helps online retailers to improve their sales by managing the process of “crowdsourcing” product reviews.

101
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for crypto projects looking to raise funds. It’s an “all-in-one” platform that allows investors to participate in ICOs and other forms of crowdfunding. The company has raised $34 million to date.

100
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for cities and countries that want to fund infrastructure like clean water, sewer, and roads.

100
1 year ago

A platform for recruiting people to crowdsource new business from the crowd.

100
2 years ago

A startup that launched in 2009, The Ophelia Project is the original "crowdfunding for women" platform, meaning it enables female entrepreneurs to raise money from female investors. It has raised $133 million since its inception.

98
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform that allows app developers to get funding from users.

98
2 years ago

A way to build a crowd-sourced marketplace of the best designers.

97
2 years ago

A cloud-based platform for crowdsourcing and crowdsourced marketing. The startup is looking to scale by acquiring other startup marketing firms.

97
1 year ago

A start up that’s building a system for crowd-funding that doesn’t require a credit card.

97
1 year ago

Taking a very different approach to the app idea, Crowdbucks is a crowdsourcing app for business owners that wants to help them get funded, with a credit card-based payment system and payment feature.

97
8 months ago

A platform that lets publishers crowdsource video reviews on YouTube.

97
2 years ago

A startup that wants to make it easier for companies to launch crowdfunding campaigns, with tools like interactive video and a toolkit that helps people run their campaigns.

96
8 months ago

A crowdfunded site that connects first responders and community members with volunteers to assist in the aftermath of disasters and natural disasters.

96
3 years ago

A "social speech recognition" app that uses the power of crowdsourcing to help people with speech disabilities get the most accurate possible transcription.

94
3 years ago

 A way to streamline the process of getting a loan for a startup (or other company in need of financing). The company provides a marketplace for financing and a loan application, with providers ranging from big banks to crowdlending sites. They’re currently in the process of raising Series A funding.

93
8 months ago

A startup that uses a combination of machine learning and crowdsourcing to analyze the relationship between different types of art and social movements.

93
2 years ago

Crowdtap lets you send and receive money through Facebook Messenger.

91
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for people who have been denied loans from banks.

91
5 months ago

This startup is building a crowdsourced video production tool that helps people shoot, edit, and upload videos to Youtube.

91
2 years ago

A “crowdsourced business intelligence platform”. The startup wants to help businesses predict and manage their growth. It launched in May with 1000 customers.

90
2 years ago

An automated, crowdsourced, Wikipedia-like knowledge base for self-driving cars. The startup currently has over 100,000 self-driving car test vehicles in the US and Europe.

90
6 months ago

A way to crowdsource information about a business or a person.

90
1 year ago

A crowdfunding app that helps raise money for popular movies.

88
2 years ago

A startup that makes a 3D printer designed for makers that’s affordable for schools and other startups. It also offers a crowdfunding platform for projects that need a 3D printer.

87
2 years ago

An API for crowdsourced product reviews, allowing brands to run their own polls and aggregate the data.

87
2 years ago

If you’re a regular user of Basecamp, you might like the new Slack integration that lets you do almost everything you can do in Basecamp using a Slack channel. The startup is building a Basecamp for the Slack crowd.

86
2 years ago

A crowdsourced platform for mail-order brides that lets them communicate with potential suitors.

85
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform that specializes in helping startups and small businesses get off the ground by lending them money and by providing them with a platform to raise money.

84
2 years ago

A platform that connects people with big dreams with the capital to make them come true. It’s an investment platform, and a crowdfunding site at the same time.

82
2 years ago

A software company that makes it easier for crowdfunding campaigns to get verified by the SEC.

82
10 months ago

The startup takes advantage of the fact that people often have to use their iPhones for multiple things, and wants to make it easy to manage multiple tasks at once. It’s a collaborative task manager for people who frequently use two or more devices. It’s treating its first paying customers via its crowdfunding campaign.

82
2 years ago

A platform that helps with the creation of products, such as through crowdfunding.

81
1 year ago

A tool to help small businesses get an edge on their competitors. It’s a toolset built to help small businesses onboard and manage clients. It’s a more advanced version of a service like HubSpot’s existing “Crowd Sourced Marketing” program.

81
7 months ago

A crowdfunding platform that helps non-profits raise money by giving them a way to crowdsource donations from donors.

80
4 months ago

A startup that uses facial recognition technology to allow people to search for people in a crowd.

80
2 years ago

A community-based crowdfunding platform for artists

79
2 years ago

A “crowd-funded credit card” for people with bad credit.

79
1 year ago

Services for working with nonprofits to help them raise more money via crowdsourcing.

79
10 months ago

A new kind of crowdfunding platform that operates as an app, with a huge focus on rewards and perks. It’s also a new model for getting money to creative projects, which are often poorly funded.

79
2 years ago

A crowdsourced design tool that uses user feedback to iterate on the design of a product.

78
2 years ago

A new way to crowdfund for a startup. The company raised $1 million in Series A funding in July.

78
1 year ago

A startup that aims to crowdsource the work of hiring software engineers, with a tool for job hunting and research.

78
8 months ago

A crowdsourced oral history platform for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The startup aims to give victims a place to share their stories, in the hopes that it can shed light on what actually happened that night.

78
2 years ago

This startup is building a platform to help crowdfunds make decisions about which crowdfunding projects they should support.

77
2 years ago

A platform that allows people to crowdsource their ideas and work with others to turn them into reality. The startup hosted its first hackathon in Tel Aviv in October.

77
1 year ago

A startup that helps fund education for kids in low-income communities through crowdfunding.

77
3 years ago

Idea: Crowdsourced AI to predict drone flight paths

76
1 year ago

A startup that enables more people to take part in crowdsourced science

76
2 years ago

A company that helps get you a loan from a bank or credit union. The startup uses a crowdsourced approach to identify customers who are in need of a loan, and then gets them in touch with a lender.

75
2 years ago

A “one stop shop” for startups that want to add a crowdfunding component to their business

75
1 year ago

An online, crowdsourced language translation platform.

74
1 year ago

The startup is building a way to make it easier for the average person to sell their used goods on the internet. They’re currently crowdfunding a product that helps you list your used goods and get paid immediately via PayPal.

74
1 year ago

A crowdsourced search engine for finding people to hire for remote work, like the founder of this startup did.

74
2 years ago

 A SaaS company that connects crowdfunding and equity investors.

73
1 year ago

A platform for crowd-sourced marketing, where startups can run promotions with users for money.

72
1 year ago

A startup to help people set up and launch a crowdfunding campaign, like a Kickstarter

72
1 year ago

A platform that helps people find and pay for investment opportunities. The company is focused on helping people invest in real estate and crowdfunding opportunities.

72
1 year ago

A startup that allows nonprofits to raise money for their causes, using a combination of a crowdfunding platform and a peer-to-peer lending marketplace.

72
1 year ago

The company wants to create a crowdsourced set of office supplies, including note paper, highlighters, a notepad, a pens, a pen holder, a pencil sharpener, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a red pen, a whiteboard marker, a dry erase marker, a mini eraser, a phone stand, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business card holder, a clipboard, a sticky note pad, a notepad, a pen, a pencil, a highlighter, a pencil sharpener, a dry erase marker, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business card holder, a clipboard, a sticky note pad, a notepad, a pen, a pencil, a highlighter, a pencil sharpener, a dry erase marker, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business card holder, a clipboard, a sticky note pad, a notepad, a pen, a pencil, a highlighter, a pencil sharpener, a dry erase marker, a stapler, a paper clip, a paper clip holder, a USB, a business

71
1 year ago

This startup makes a crowdfunding platform for non-profits and non-profits of charities. It’s currently for charities but plans to expand to for-profits in the future.

71
6 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for non-profits, which enables donors to give money to causes that are both local and global.

71
2 years ago

This company wants to make it easier for companies to get funding by letting them create a crowdfunding campaign with a single click. As of now, it’s only available in the US.

70
1 year ago

CrowdFlower is building software to automate data analysis on distributed computing platforms like Amazon EMR or Google BigQuery. The startup, which is based in New York, was founded in 2015, and currently has around 12 employees.

70
1 year ago

A crowdsourced app for helping people find good matches

70
1 year ago

A company that wants to build a platform for connecting movie, television, commercial and movie studios with the help of a crowd of film professionals.

70
2 years ago

A crowdfunding platform for retired athletes, the startup wants to help people who want to give back to the community while providing innovative ways for athletes to get funding.

69
2 years ago

An online platform that helps small businesses create and launch crowdfunding campaigns, and do it in one place.

69
2 years ago

Cofound.it is a Swiss startup that launched a year ago with a goal of helping seed-stage companies raise funding. It has a platform that helps investors only invest in startups that it has vetted, and a “crowd” that can help vet companies.

69
1 year ago

A crowdsourced site that lets users review local restaurants, then make reservations and order takeout.

69
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for startups, allowing people to invest in entrepreneurs as a way to get access to a new product before it’s ready for the market. Borrowing the model of Kickstarter, AngelList connects people with startups without the need to make a down payment.

69
1 year ago

A platform for people to crowdsource their ideas, and give feedback to others. The startup is building a platform to help businesses and projects solicit feedback, and get ideas.

69
1 year ago

A startup that has crowdfunded a device that translates the physical world into digital code

69
1 year ago

A crowdsourced product review platform for groceries and other products.

69
1 year ago

A startup for crowdfunding tickets for shows, movies, and other live events.

68
1 year ago

A crowd-sourced model for gathering feedback on healthcare products, services and companies. They’re building a platform that connects healthcare providers with their patient’s feedback to help them improve their patient’s experience.

68
2 years ago

A crowd-sourced marketplace for finding and hiring talent

67
1 year ago

An investment and crowdfunding platform, and a startup that helps tech companies increase their visibility and funding.

67
11 months ago

Hoping to “democratize” the process of making art. The startup wants to create a “curatorial” platform that allows artists to crowdsource art, curate it and share in the profits.

67
2 years ago

A startup which helps small businesses get funding to grow. The company gives small businesses a way to run their own crowd funding campaigns and get funding for their business.

66
2 years ago

A crowdsourced marketplace for people to connect with the services they need, including tasks like finding a cleaning service or a dog walker.

66
1 year ago

A suite of tools for startup founders interested in crowdfunding.

66
1 year ago

"Interview with the CEO of an emerging startup" - https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2015/09/12/interview-with-the-ceo-of-an-emerging-startup/

66
2 years ago

A crowd-funded business that seeks to build a “smarter” retirement system for Americans.

65
6 months ago

The startup says it is building a platform for "crowdfunding for the creative community". Their pitch is that crowdfunding is better for creative projects, like art or photography, than for software — because of the community. You can read more about the company at their site .

64
1 year ago

A tool for communicating with a crowd of people, it's like a Slack for chat rooms.

63
1 year ago

A video sharing platform that matches crowd-sourced videos to a library of licensed music.

63
9 months ago

This startup wants to help businesses and individuals make better decisions by using crowd knowledge.

63
7 months ago

A crowdsourcing platform for local conservation groups

63
6 months ago

A startup that is building a crowdsourced search engine to help people who are blind and visually impaired to augment their vision.

63
1 year ago

A company that crowdsources ideas for new products for Nest, Google's smart home brand.

62
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for small businesses that’s similar to Kickstarter, but for local businesses rather than global ones.

62
2 years ago

This is a crowdsourced platform for finding freelance labor or labor-for-hire, connecting companies needing work done with individuals who are looking for work.

61
1 year ago

A new app that crowdsources and gamifies small business loans

61
1 year ago

 A tool that promises to automatically create a shortlist of candidates and automate the process of collecting feedback on them. It uses crowdsourcing to make an AI-based list, and provides coaching to the candidate to see if the feedback is accurate.

61
1 year ago

Yaso is building a marketplace for businesses to sell their services on, and a way to crowdsource project management. It’s currently live in Rio de Janeiro, and has built a team of 100 people.

61
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for artists that’s free to artists but charges a fee to investors.

61
1 year ago

A company that “crowd-sources” legal research and analysis, which they claim can save up to 70% on legal fees

61
1 year ago

A tool for journalists to help them do quick research, build up their own databases, or crowdsource articles.

60
1 year ago

A platform for merchants to sell on social media. The platform helps people find products in the app and allows them to share the sale with a crowd of their friends.

60
1 year ago

A free tool for entrepreneurs to research and plan their crowdfunding campaigns.

60
1 year ago

A startup that uses crowdsourcing to crowdsource grassroots marketing campaigns, driving social media engagement and word of mouth to drive sales.

59
1 year ago

A relationship-based crowdfunding platform that allows users to invest in a cause, cause of their choice, with a priority to fund causes that align with their values.

59
6 months ago

A platform that helps you set up your own customized crowdfunding platform.

59
5 months ago

This startup is building an indiegogo-style crowdfunding platform allowing investors to invest in startups over the internet.

59
1 year ago

A software development platform for crowdfunding campaigns, customizable for any campaign type.

58
1 year ago

This startup wants to build a crowdsourced database of job openings for the US military.

58
1 year ago

A startup that raises money from a crowd and then uses that money to make investments in startups that have been validated by the crowd.

58
1 year ago

Crowdfire is a marketplace for freelance virtual assistants offering services like research and writing. The startup has 71 clients and $4,000 in monthly recurring revenue.

58
1 year ago

A startup that helps people find their way around a city using the app’s crowd-sourced traffic data

58
5 months ago

A real estate crowdfunding platform.

58
1 year ago

A tool for crowdfunding on the blockchain, where the funds are held in a wallet, instead of a bank or payment processor, and can be transferred to multiple investors.

57
1 year ago

A crowdfunding website for creators that also makes a profit for the site.

57
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for founders to raise capital from their network of friends and family.

57
1 year ago

A startup that wants to create a marketplace where anyone can give and receive peer-reviewed ride-hailing reviews, powered by a crowd-sourced rating system.

57
7 months ago

The startup uses crowdsourced data to help people find a new home or apartment within a 10-mile radius.

57
1 year ago

This startup is looking to help businesses in a very crowded space get a better handle on the various systems they use to run their sales. So far they’ve built a system for retailers to track the entire cycle of a sale, from data entry to sale to follow-up.

56
1 year ago

A tool for crowd-sourcing the translation of books.

56
1 year ago

Crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding for equity-based companies, which it has branded as “crowdcheque.”

56
3 months ago

The startup is working on a product that is meant to be worn by large groups of people in very crowded spaces to create a “personal bubble” that helps isolate people from the noise.

56
1 year ago

A consumer marketing platform where customers can buy and ship products directly to friends. The startup is also working on a team-based crowdfunding platform to help small business owners.

55
1 year ago

This startup helps publishers monetize their content through a crowdfunding program.

55
1 year ago

This startup is working with investors to build a new kind of crowdfunding.

55
1 year ago

A “crowdsourcing platform for the creative industry.” Their goal is to eventually make creative collaboration easier, using some of the same tools as Kickstarter.

55
7 months ago

A company that has created a new type of self-driving car that is designed to be used in crowded areas, mainly at malls and retail stores.

55
1 year ago

A startup that takes crowdfunding to the next level, by making a crowdfunding platform for charities

54
1 year ago

A tool for launching crowdfunding campaigns.

54
1 year ago

A guide to connecting with the right crowdfunding platform for your particular project

54
1 year ago

A “desktop karaoke” for crowdsourced music. The company promises to bring the “music” to the crowd, enabling users to sing along to a song from their computer, phone, or another online source.

54
1 year ago

A tool that helps people find and hire employees. JobsYouNeed crowdsources employee and job listings and brings them to the right employer.

53
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for artworks, allowing backers to acquire and sell works in a market that is currently severely underserved.

53
1 year ago

A crowdsourcing platform that helps you search part of the world to find people who are in the same situation as you.

53
1 year ago

A stealthy startup getting big funding to break into the crowded advertising space and disrupt the $41 billion in annual ad sales

53
1 year ago

A tool for sharing stories of strength and courage, in the form of an app. All the stories are crowdsourced, but the company says they have a team of over 100 reporters and editors who ensure the stories are in good taste.

52
1 year ago

A startup that puts a new spin on the dating app Tinder, and allows users to swipe through potential dates in a bar or club setting. The startup wants to crowdsource and combine the benefits of a dating app with the social atmosphere of a bar.

52
10 months ago

A research startup that works with museums, universities, and art galleries to crowdsource the kinds of questions that can be answered by crowdsourcing.

52
1 year ago

The startup wants to use AI to scour the web for posts, contacts, and images of famous people and then match them to people who would benefit from learning from what they’ve achieved. It’s a kind of crowdsourced social media, with a revenue share model.

51
7 months ago

This app is building on the success of Swych, a tech company that makes it easy to raise money in equity crowdfunding.

51
4 months ago

A restaurant recommendation app that uses crowdsourcing and AI to recommend places to dine.

51
1 year ago

A way to measure crowd-sourced activity to help startups figure out what people really want.

50
1 year ago

This startup helps entrepreneurs, and small businesses, take their product to market with a crowdfunding campaign. The company features a patent-pending “platform” that’s described as a new way to integrate multiple crowdfunding platforms and a “complete crowdfunding campaign management solution”.

50
1 year ago

A startup that’s trying to create a new way to crowdsource real estate listings by leveraging the real estate market’s existing data.

50
1 year ago

Combining crowdsourced journalism and social media, this startup aims to help reporters tell stories that otherwise wouldn’t have a chance to be told.

50
1 year ago

OpenIDEO is a platform to crowdsourcing ideas providing a place to design and create products, apps and websites.

50
1 year ago

A startup and marketplace matching tool for the crowdsourced home repair market

50
1 month ago

A crowdfunding platform for people who don’t want to start a company but can offer their expertise.

50
1 year ago

This startup is building a tool to help companies find and vet their next CEO through crowdsourcing.

49
1 year ago

This is a startup that helps brands and influencers get paid for their work, and it’s a bit like Crowdtap, except it focuses on the influencer side of things.

49
5 months ago

A “crowdsourced” platform to allow people to search for and purchase bike parking spaces.

48
3 months ago

A startup that allows filmmakers to crowdsource camera advice and technical work from working pros.

48
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for original video content.

47
1 year ago

A startup that matches users with their dream jobs. The company wants to alleviate the problem of the “job” described in the company’s teaser video being the “job of a friend’s friend”. The company’s “crowdsourced job” is a gig at a startup, and it’s currently in stealth mode.

47
1 year ago

A crowdfunding platform for nonprofits, aiming to help people raise money and volunteer for causes closer to home.

47
9 months ago

A crowdfunding platform that lets people create a single Kickstarter-style campaign as a way to fund and market a singular product or idea across multiple categories.

47
5 months ago

Health-focused crowdsourcing platform that helps users find the best doctors and health care professionals in a given city.

47
4 months ago

A startup making crowd-sourced and AI tools to help people make better financial, insurance and investment decisions.

47
1 year ago

A company that’s building a blockchain platform for crowd control and regulatory compliance.

46
10 months ago

Crowdfunding for the purchase of a new home.

46
11 months ago

Multi-city, crowdsourced apartment rentals, as well as a matching service that pairs renters with potential roommates

45
11 months ago

A crowdsourcing startup that provides access to a network of freelance graphic designers for companies, who then work on a per-hour basis to create graphics, web content, and logos for companies.

45
11 months ago

This startup is developing a new way for developers to build apps for crowdfunding platforms. It will build custom software for each project, and also work as a consultant for founders to make sure their campaigns are compliant.

45
9 months ago

This startup is building a way for people to sign up for crowdfunding campaigns, with the goal of cultivating a new type of investor.

45
8 months ago

A startup that wants to build a better way to manage your real estate investments, including home equity lines of credit and real estate crowdfunding investments.

45
11 months ago

A startup that’s building a platform to help marketers tap into crowdsource data to help make their marketing campaigns more effective.

44
1 year ago

A way for companies and startups to build their own crowdfunding platforms for crowdfunding without having to deal with the headache of building a website.

43
11 months ago

One of the most-followed accounts on Instagram is a personal food blog from a female scout leader, who shares recipes and photos of food. Cookbook.me wants to build a crowdsourced site that crowdsources content from bloggers and chefs.

43
9 months ago

A startup that helps companies save money by paying for products and services in bulk. The startup manages the purchase of products on behalf of its customers and then pays for them when they’re all shipped. The startup is based in the Bay Area, based on "Crowdfunding as a Service" model.

43
6 months ago

A toolset to help crowdfunding campaigns implement “native advertising”. Launched in December 2015.

43
6 months ago

A crowdsourced platform that helps companies hire designers, where anyone can submit designs and the most popular ones get selected.

43
26 days ago

A “crowd-sourced HR technology” that helps companies hire and manage the workforce in a more efficient fashion.

43
3 years ago

A way to bring the wisdom of crowds to legal services

42
1 year ago

A crowdsource marketing platform for e-commerce companies. The startup wants to unify the process of building and managing online marketing activities by combining the efforts of multiple people into a single set of data.

42
9 months ago

A “crowdsourced personal assistant” for managing your finances, with a dashboard for tracking your spending and a mobile app for handling money transfers. The company has been working with YC companies in the past.

42
3 months ago

A startup that helps Twitter users find and connect with people in their area through crowdsourced recommendations.

42
11 months ago

This startup wants to build an iPhone app that competes with the likes of PayPal and Venmo that allows people to crowdsource small amounts of money to pay for things.

41
9 months ago

This is a crowdfunding platform for offering equity in companies. The company reports it has $3 million in monthly recurring revenue revenue, with a 3.2% conversion rate.

41
5 months ago

The startup is building a tool that helps people setup their own crowdfunding campaigns. The company helps them raise money by giving the pledgers a cut of the funds. The startup is currently a YC company.

41
11 months ago

One of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to come out of China in 2015, this company is focused on helping Chinese companies and individuals get the right financing in the right way. The company says that it has already closed over $1 million in funding, and has plans to expand to the US.

40
4 months ago

Startup that takes a concept like crowdfunding – selling a project or idea to the public – and turns it into a digital marketplace for a wide variety of funding options.

40
1 year ago

A Y Combinator-backed startup that aims to make it easier for small entrepreneurs to start a business by allowing them to get investment by crowdsourcing investors’ ideas.

39
1 year ago

This is a startup building a platform for crowdsourced data for the cannabis industry. Current users include a company that develops cancer treatments, and a company that does research on how cannabis interacts with other drugs. It’s also working with a company that’s trying to build a regulatory compliance system for the cannabis industry.

39
10 months ago

This startup is building a “crowdfunding platform for software”. The startup lets developers crowdfund their software on the platform.

39
4 months ago

A crowdsourced social network for the LGBTQ community, with a purpose of being a safe, welcoming place for people to connect and organize around their interests. They’re starting with a blog-like platform where users can post their opinions on current events and share their personal stories.

39
3 months ago

A platform that helps people set up and manage their personal crowdfunding campaigns. The startup, based in San Francisco, is currently in private beta testing.

39
3 months ago

A mobile app that crowdsources and aggregates local information for finding the best products and services local to what someone is searching for.

39
10 months ago

A startup by the same name is a crowdsourced platform for finding and playing music.

38
8 months ago

A company that uses the power of crowdsourcing to help the homeless. The startup has already built a series of widgets for the New York City subway system that provide homeless people with a “home away from home”, where they can shower, receive assistance and be housed.

38
7 months ago

A crowdsourced database of data and events. The company’s founders say that the database is “most trusted data source” in the US.

37
6 months ago

A startup for independent contractors in the U.S. to find temporary work. Like TaskRabbit, Crowdsource might be an online marketplace that connects job-seekers and job-providers.

37
9 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for people who don’t have access to traditional financial institutions. It’s currently in beta.

36
4 months ago

“CrowdCurating” allows users to crowdsource video production through a video editing app. The startup is already profitable and has over 1 million users.

36
2 months ago

A platform that allows entrepreneurs to crowdsource legal help on a per-case basis.

36
1 year ago

A crowdsourced news publisher for lifestyle coverage.

35
8 months ago

A free, bilingual, crowd-sourced tool for finding tourist spots and restaurants in other countries.

35
10 months ago

Crowdfunding platform for medical research. The company is building the first company-in-a-box or “CIBO” — a company that undertakes clinical trials, offers regulatory and financial support, manages clinical data and patient outcomes, and manages payments and compliance.

33
5 months ago

A new startup that combines the concept of “micro-hiring” with crowd-sourced labor to provide remote workers with some of the benefits of working from home, without the hassles.

33
3 years ago

Idea: Use crowdsourced data to build a universal language translation app for developers

32
4 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for women entrepreneurs that supports their crowdfunding campaigns by giving them access to a network of peers, mentors and experts.

32
4 months ago

A new kind of crowdfunding that focuses on helping the poor get loans.

32
2 months ago

A content management system that allows anyone to create their own crowdsourced news site in just a few minutes

32
9 months ago

A tool for finding and keeping up with the most useful and relevant content on the web. Envato’s editor-in-chief, Jellyvision, says it’s another tool for publishers to find and share the best content in a very crowded space. The startup is funded by the venture capital firm Ycombinator and aims to be a one-stop-shop for tools, content and plugins.

31
9 months ago

A company that provides a platform for crowdsourced shopping recommendations.

31
5 months ago

An Arabic-language startup that’s attempting to build a crowdsourced translation app for Arabic speakers that translates Arabic texts and translates them into English.

31
2 months ago

A crowdfunded project for a custom, self-driving electric skateboard

31
4 months ago

A crowdfunded robot that “helps people overcome their fears and gives them freedom”.

29
1 month ago

A hybrid crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending company that lets people borrow money to pay off high interest debt, starting with student loans.

29
5 months ago

A way to crowdsource research for academics, with a database of peer-reviewed articles for easy reference.

28
4 months ago

A digital marketplace for consumers to buy, sell and swap used devices. The startup hopes to use crowdfunding to fund a large-scale launch.

27
2 months ago

Mobile app for crowdfunding medical research.

27
11 months ago

A crowdsourced platform that helps make sense of the data that companies generate. It’s meant to be a simpler way to understand a company’s monthly and quarterly metrics.

26
4 months ago

A crowdfunding site for micro-loans for low-income families in Africa.

26
1 month ago

A startup that crowdsources sound effects to help filmmakers create realistic audio for their projects.

26
4 months ago

The startup is building a mobile app that connects users with non-traditional job applicants who also have relevant skills like graphic design, marketing, and accounting, crowdsourcing the labor of these potential employees in exchange for a small fee.

25
3 months ago

A platform for crowdfunding and hosting design competitions. They’ve been around for a few years, offering a way for people to connect with designers and get their work seen.

25
2 months ago

A platform for governments to crowdsource services like policing and cleaning.

25
4 months ago

A web-based tool for artists to crowdsource the production of their music. The startup launched in August, after a year of working with a musician to create a tool that would allow his fans to produce songs with him.

24
5 months ago

A platform for lending to small businesses, allowing them to crowdfund with less paperwork. They’re currently focused on business loans, but the team has experience in consumer lending as well.

23
2 months ago

A crowdfunding platform for projects that don’t need funding but still want it. The startup is working with a range of projects in the entertainment, food, and consumer electronics industries.

23
1 month ago

A platform that helps students who are working on school projects with “crowdsourced” labor.

22
26 days ago

A startup that allows people to fundraise for charity through crowdfunding, with a focus on social good.

22
5 months ago

A startup that’s developing a new way of crowdfunding for software engineers, or “coding bootcamps,” that lets them schedule payments for their students.

21
2 months ago

A company that is building a new kind of financial network that relies on the wisdom of the crowd. The company is selling equity in a cryptocurrency fund that comes with a pre-set rate of return for a period of five years.

20
21 days ago

This social media startup is building a platform to allow people to form teams around events and expeditions, and plan and fund them with crowdfunding.

20
3 months ago

This startup is building a system for crowd-sourcing algorithms for data science. It has over 100,000 users and serves on over 10,000 data science teams.

18
9 days ago

A crowdsourced model for hiring world-class experts, which they are leveraging to help companies outsource knowledge work.

18
9 days ago

Dock.io is building a dock for your phone that you can dock your phone to and it will charge while you are away. It also includes a camera, so you can take pictures while your phone is juiced up. The company launched last week with a crowdfunding campaign

18
4 months ago

A software startup that makes it easier to launch products on Kickstarter. The company has built a product called Kickstart that helps companies launch their own crowdfunding

17
3 months ago

A crowdfunding platform that lets businesses on the platform fundraise, with some restrictions.

15
2 months ago

A startup that uses crowd-sourcing to help businesses get people in their offices to physically install their products.

15
2 months ago

A company that makes an app based on the concept of crowd sourcing ideas for new products, and then using a social community to vote on the best ideas

15
2 months ago

A new way to fundraise that involves creating a crowdfunding campaign that has a specific goal in mind, then asking for donations to get there.

15
2 months ago

A startup that will build a platform for crowdsourcing that allows for their users to be paid in cryptocurrency.

15
10 days ago

The startup wants to help small businesses and start-ups get funding, and is starting with a crowdfunding platform.

15
3 days ago

A platform that helps musicians share their music while also selling it. They’re using a crowdfunding model for musicians to get their music out there without having to commit to a label.

13
1 month ago

A platform to crowdsource content for online influencers and celebrities.

11
18 days ago

A tool that helps people find their way around in a city. The startup wants to use low-cost, low-power sensors to build a network of indoor maps. As users move around the city, the plan is to use a combination of indoor mapping data and crowd sourcing to build a live street map.

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3 years ago

Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

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3 years ago

Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

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17 hours ago

A startup that allows brands to launch crowdfunding campaigns to finance their projects and product. The startup wants to help brands launch more ambitious projects.

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